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as a public service by your television provider. >> in virginia two former governors are competing for the senate seat currently held by democrat jim webb. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine are polling within the statistical margin of error, and the cook political report rates the race as toss-up. last week the candidates met for an hourlong debate moderated by "meet the press" host david gregory. >> moderator: and good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen. i'm david gregory, moderator of "meet the press," and moderator of today's debate. i want to quickly cover the rules of today's event. the debate will last one hour, and we'll begin with two-minute opening statements from each candidate. then our panelists and i will pose questions directly to the candidate. these questions are determined by the panelists, by us. they have not been received by the candidates or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond, and the candidate answering fist will hav
three states in the new south, north carolina, virginia and florida. the six days in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily white than these other swing states. they are much more slowly changing than the states, for example, in the new south which have a much higher level of minority voters and are changing rapidly. and, of course, the states in the southwest with a minority population particularly among hispanics is shooting up very rapidly and the states have a much more higher proportion of minority voters that are favorable to barack obama. with that in mind let's look at some of the particular swing states that are in play at this point. maybe more so than any other state, ohio seems to be the fulcrum of this election, that it's a state that is very accessible to mitt romney, a state of that obama could hold him and he holds all six of the states in the rust belt midwest area combined with only four electoral states short of victory. so critical for the romney strategy to hold a state of ohio. that's not happening at this point. at this point obama is probably up to ab
] [applause] >> dr. teresa sullivan is the eighth president of the university of virginia, home of the older student-run honor system under which students pledge not to lie, cheat or steal. dr. sullivan was previously the provost and executive of private affairs. and an executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the university of essex system. she focuses on labor force tomography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. the co-author of six books and numerous scholarly articles. her most recent work explores the question of who filed for bankruptcy and why. in addition to her service to institutions of higher learning, she has also served as chair of the u.s. census advisory committee, secretary of the american sociological association, and as a fellow of the american association for the advancements of science. her lecture this morning is "how can we maintain a culture of honor and integrity?" those who cheat and those who might come up please welcome another texan to chautauqua. [applause] >> good morning to all of view. for those of you who are uva alu
live in virginia beach, virginia, -- a final test down in hampton virginia which is now langley field, his plane could not lift off. and he crashed and they were both killed. a lot of people say that the turning point of the race, of this race was when lindbergh showed up, but that wasn't the turning point at all. the race became much more serious and changed in 10 are completely when davis and stanton wooster died. of course, you know, the french radio operator and the russian mechanic had died before them, but they were not really part of the very small world of american flesh. they weren't really known. i mean, it was tragedy, but these were people that were known and so people started losing friends at this point. and that that point a cloud began to descend over the race, and kind of a sense of doom seemed to fill the hearts of a lot of these flyers. [inaudible] >> the plane was, the plane was, i talk a lot more about the personalities than the mechanical instruments. that was one of the biggest bombers in the united states at the time. it was built out of pennsylvania. it was ca
mint. this afternoon virginia governor bob mcdonnell representative allen west of florida and steve king of iowa. we will also hear from minnesota congressman michele bachmann and of course family research council president tony perkins who was the luncheon speaker at the national press club earlier this week. you can see what he had to say if you go to the video library at c-span.org. according to "the washington post" neither mitt romney nor missouri candidate ted akin are scheduled to speak at this event. is expected to get underway in just a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> good morning ladies and gentlemen. we will begin in just a couple of moments. please take your seats. ♪ and. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the 7th annual al use voter summit. to kick off our meeting this morning please welcome to the stage or master of ceremonies, mr. dale burden. [applause] >> good morning everybody. we are looking forward to what i know will be one of the best we can hear the 7th annual values voter summit. well it's 2012, finally. [applause] i didn't th
was interviewed at the university of virginia in charlottesville. it's about 20 minutes. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. for about the past year or so, on booktv we have been going to universities so that we can meet some professors who are also authors and inner tissue to their works as will some of the other authors that we cover here on booktv. now joining us at the university of virginia in charlottesville is farzaneh milani. she is the chair of the department of middle eastern and south asian languages and cultures here at the university, and she's also the author of this book, "words, not swords: iranian women writers and the freedom of movement." farzaneh milani, what's your book about? >> first i would just like to thank you for giving me the honor to speak with you and to introduce my book to your wonderful audience. i would also like to add that i have a joint a point with women's studies. i'm very proud to be a member of that department, that program. "words, not swords" is about segregation in the islamic world. in particular, iran. the focus of the book is on iranian women, al
, cruisers, aircraft carriers? or are you going to buy attack subs like the virginia class submarine. not clear from this, but a target number 15 ships per year. the third area of difference, and this is a little, the water is more murky on this is afghanistan and the drawdown in afghanistan. the president has set the timeline for 2014, not entirely clear what that means in 2040, how many troops we left in afghanistan. but it seems if anything and obama second from the might be an incentive to accelerate that drawdown, not by the timeline of but move the floor lower so that we drop to a lower number of troops in afghanistan for 2014 and beyond. i haven't seen any state policy in this but i think that is the inclination right now. romney has criticized the plan, you know, setting the data 2014 and the fact that we are already starting to draw down forces in afghanistan today. that implies an that romney would slow the drawdown. i haven't seen any specifics about what he would do. and, of course, the obama campaign is quick to mention that romney didn't mention afghanistan at all durin
's going on in virginia right now. really extreme measures that we didn't see before but it's part of a cultural revolution that is going on with regard to the republicans and the koch brothers and everybody else, to say that they want to change america back. and basically what we're getting down to is that's the choice that's going to happen on november 6. this is coming down to almost a cultural choice. this is more than mitt romney versus, you know, barack obama. this is becoming almost cultural. it's a cultural change is the type of changes they want to make in this country. and i think it's extraordinary that we see this going on today. it's amazing that we see what's going on with the attacks on labor. let me say why the attacking labor. the right wing believes and knows that labor is the backbone of the democratic party, the backbone of the progressive movement. we have basically the ones that back, the hour of the eight hour day. all the basic reforms would take for granted were passed by organized labor going back 50 years, 100 years. we are the backbone and we still are t
of the american electorate. >> your district? >> no, the jewish community. whether they're in florida or virginia or wherever. and that isn't going to go away. and i think as the election becomes more focused and the issues become clear, the divide will be more pronounced. >> mr. mayor, it is a little confusing when you think about the 2012 race, especially if israel is in your sidelines making decisions, confusing. on the one hand, you have what is clearly an icy relationship between the prime minister of israel and the president of the united states. it doesn't feel warm. it's not a feel-good feeling. on the other hand, you know, when it comes to military spending the i a dumb spending, this is not the first time that egyptian ransacked and embassy. they ransacked the israeli embassy. eight months ago? the second time in a year in egypt indices are fair game eric and it was, in fact, apparently prime minister netanyahu called obama, and i assume it was the general at the time, and said look, do something about this protect these people. and they saved israelis. so people like debbie wasserman s
that very well. >> host: paul in richmond, virginia e-mailed me, and he would like to ask what general macarthur had on the 48 election, and if there is any truth to the theory that trumans later firing of the general was based more on his personal animosity towards macarthur, but many fear he represented some sort of threat to civilian control. >> guest: macarthur is, there are four candidates on the gop side. basically. when macarthur's campaign collapses, he has always been controversial, from the 1932 burning of the marchers out there, even as a soldier, some people didn't like the style, other people did -- it is tough to run when you are ruling japan across the ocean, and also any heavy very advanced age, your 73 years old coming your getting used older candidates now. back then, life expectancy was less. truman could be very prickly, so personal animosity could have played a role in that. how much, i would hesitate to say. >> host: next call to david pietrusza comes from portland, oregon. >> caller: hello, how are you. my question is, i really don't think it is an indisputable f
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